10/20/2019 - ONGOING WORK ON FCCDATA AND OTHER REC SITES IN RESPONSE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LMS WILL CONTINUE. PLEASE VISIT RECNET.COM AND VIEW THE CHANGELOG FOR INFORMATION ON RECENT SYSTEM CHANGES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT.
*** EFFECTIVE SEP 25, 2019, THE FCC WILL TRANSITION THE FILING OF CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FORMS 301 (COMMERCIAL FM), 318 (LPFM), 340 (NONCOMMERCIAL FM) AND 349 (FM TRANSLATOR) AS WELL AS THE FILING OF LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS 302 (COMMERCIAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL FM), 319 (LPFM) AND 350 (FM TRANSLATOR) FROM CDBS TO LMS. *** AFTER THIS TRANSITION, THERE MAY BE ISSUES WITH HOW THESE APPLICATIONS COME UP IN THE SYSTEMS. IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE IMPLEMENTATION, SOME FM ENGINEERING RECORDS MAY NOT DISPLAY PROPERLY. OUR PRIORITY IS TO GET THESE WORKING RIGHT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT! [VER. ]
In 2018, after a very long run, Google has decided to change their business plan where it comes to providing maps for websites on the internet. As a result, they decided
to allow for certain allowances before they would start billing REC for maps usage. During a very short period of time when Google Maps were being used under the new structure,
we would eventually reach our limit and maps would either be not displayed or be blacked out with "for development only" messages. As a result, REC converted FCCdata to using
Open Street Map, a free solution. REC received feedback that the Google Maps have been missed and that we should bring back the maps. Users were willing to pay for this service
with Google Maps. Unfortunately, for us to provide Google's maps behind some kind of a paywall, we would have to go to a larger enterprise plan which would mean an commitment to
Google well above what we have budgeted for these websites. But now, we may have come up with a solution.
BRING YOUR OWN KEY
In order to address those who want to use Google Maps with FCCdata, we are going to try this experimental solution. Instead of REC having the billing account for the Google API,
we will allow FCCdata users to get their own API keys to account for their own map usage on FCCdata. This will mean that the user will have to establish a billing account and set
up API credentials and then come back to enter that information into FCCdata. Once the API Key is entered into FCCdata (in the area above), FCCdata will save a cookie on your browser
with your API key on it. This data will be saved for 365 days. Please note that if you use different computers or browsers, you may have to set this up multiple times. If you delete
your cookies or you have cookies set to automatically delete after finishing a browsing session, you will have to reenter it. Compatability with mobile is not specified at this time,
but that is something we may work on in the future based on the outcome of this experiment.
SUPPORT AND WARRANTIES
Google Maps on FCCdata may not reflect any changes made in the code since the conversion to OpenStreetMap and no warranty is implied. Service is subject to discontinuance at any time
and there should be no ongoing expectation of service. REC continues the right to set rate limitations on website use, despite using your own API Key. Direct access to REC mapping is
prohibited. All maps must be queried through FCCdata or Denpahoso. As of April 22, 2019, only FCC Broadcast facilities are supported. We may add other countries to this program at a
later time. REC is not liable for any damages including consequential damage as a result of using this tool, either with or without the Google API Key. Technical support is not provided
by REC for any aspect of the Google API experience. For assistance with the API Key and any billing, you must refer to the resources at Google.
USERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
identifing information is carried in this cookie. To remove this data, use the "Remove Google API" button above or delete the cookies from your browser. For information on third-party
cookies that may be used in FCCdata/Denpahoso, please visit https://recnet.com/gdpr.
3. Wait at least 5 to 10 minutes and then enter your API key at fccdata.org/key and click on [Set Google API Key].
4. If you see a contour map of KFI below, then your API mapping was successful.
5. Please consider sending a donation to REC Networks to support this site! Thank you for your support!
6. Click [USA (AM/FM/TV)] and enjoy using the site.
GOOGLE MAP API KEY VALIDATION
If your Google Maps API Key is properly set and Google has finished their process to authorize fccdata.org to be used with that API key, then you should see a contour map of
KFI, Los Angeles below. If the map is not appearing or is appearing with "for development use only", please check the API key entered into FCCdata.org, check to make sure that
you have authorized FCCdata.org as an authorized application and check to make sure that you have either not Application Restricted the API key or that you have included